I have been part of Center for Surgical Science since the beginning and for more than a decade I have had a special clinical and research interest in ventral hernias and abdominal wall reconstruction. In recent years I also have focused on improving outcome after bariatric surgery as well as other high volume upper GI benign surgical procedures. Through, my daily practice as a clinician and research involvement I collaborate with a large network within Europe and the United States.

Through my work with the Danish Hernia Database, have I been increasingly aware of the major impact collaboration and dedication can have when it comes to improving the outcome for patients.

My research is often based upon large scaled registers and several are published in high impact journals. I been involved in the development of European hernia guidelines as well as Danish guidelines.

In my private life I spend time renovating our house, doing outdoor sports and on sailing with my family.

2014     Specialist in surgical gastroenterology

2006     Fellowship in gastrointestinal surgery

2002     Graduated as MD at the University of Copenhagen


Doctoral Thesis: ”National results after ventral hernia repair”

Consultant, head of upper GI-surgery and AWR, Zealand University Hospital

Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen

Course director, Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen

Senior research supervisor, Center for Surgical Science, Region Zealand

My main research area is outcome and optimization of high-volume benign surgery. I am deeply involved in ventral hernia and abdominal wall reconstruction research, searching for better national results as well as improving outcome for the individual patient. Other major research areas that have my attention are bariatric surgery, focus on who will benefit from benign surgery and how to obtain best short and long-term results after benign upper GI surgery and abdominal wall reconstruction. 

50 publications (16 as first author and 12 as senior author) and 3 book chapters.

Publications can be found here.

h-Index 16, average citations pr. year 69 (March 2019).

>40 oral presentations at national and international congresses, >25 as invited speaker, several webinars.

3 PhD thesis, 5 masters

More than 100 hours’ lectures for medical students


Lancet, Hernia, BJS, Danish Medical Journal, Colorectal diseases, Ugeskrift for læger, JAMA surg.

2007- …

The Danish Hernia Database, responsible for data management and analyses of the ventral hernias

2013- …

The Danish oesophagus, cardia and stomach database (DECV)


Copenhagen Hernia Day Symposium


The Danish Surgical society

European Hernia Society

American College of Surgeons, Associate fellow (FACS)

Det medicinske Selskab, København (the Medical Society of Copenhagen)

Research keywords

#Ventral & inguinal hernia #Parastomal hernia #Open abdomen & fistulas #Bariatric surgery #Reflux surgery #Trauma